After gaining approximately 50% of the scratch card market in the Czech Republic, Fortuna Lottery has announced it is expanding its brands of scratch cards with four more additions.
Zlatá cihla (Golden Brick), Medvídci (Bears), Šťastná podkova (Lucky Horseshoe) and Pavouček štěstí (Lucky Spider), are the new cards going on sale, totalling 500,000 cards for the comapny.
General Director of the Fortuna Lottery, Jiří Hosnedl, said: “Our scratchcards clearly confirmed that the analysis of the extraordinary potential of this market segment in the Czech Republic were not just empty words. New editions will run in the on-line regime at our terminal network and processing will therefore be easier for us as well as for the retail outlets.”
In the following period, Lottery Fortuna plans to launch one new scratchcard edition every two months, a statement revealed.
Ticket printers and bill acceptors providers, Slot-Tickets Worldwide, has extended its sales partnership with casino product suppliers Eurocoin.
The company announced the news of its new exclusive sales and distribution agreement yesterday and will see their co-operation on the marketing and supply of licensed slot-tickets to casino and VLT operators extend through to 2015.
Slot-Tickets Worldwide Managing Director, Susan Mitchell, said: “We have just presented the Eurocoin team with our international ‘Distributor of the Year’ award for 2011 – the 5th year running that they have secured this title. We have complete confidence in the professional way in which our products are taken to market by Colin and his people, and so are delighted to have secured their long-term partnership via this new contract”
Additionally, Eurocoin has been granted worldwide distribution rights outside of North America to the new ‘Pull2Win’ tabbed ticket, a potential for gaming, lotteries and bingo sectors; a press release stated.
On behalf of Eurocoin, Colin Veitch, said: “This is a real vote of confidence in the Eurocoin sales team across Europe and Africa. We work extremely well with Tom and Susan Mitchell and their team at Slot-Tickets Worldwide and we continuously deliver a high quality product to our clients, on-time and within budget. The ‘Pull2Win’ international roll-out into Asia-Pacific and South America as well as Europe & Africa is a tremendous opportunity for both of us”
Eurocoin will be at stand #4045 at the London ICE Show in January, if you want to say hi.
Konami Gaming has announced the appointment of a new Director, Casey Whalen, to its Western Region Game Sales.
Vice President of Domestic Game Sales and Marketing at Konami Gaming, Ross O’Hanley, said: “Konami is very pleased to have Casey join our organization. His professional experience and existing relationships with our customers will facilitate his transition to this role.”
Whalen will focus on building strategic relationships for the company within the Western Region to further increase Konami’s footprint.
Gaming designer and software supplier, World Match, has announced the release of its new slot game, Superbikes. In a statement the company revealed the Bonus Game offers the chance to win additional prizes when the combination of symbols for Bonus Game appears. There’ll also be a Spin Stop button, which can be stopped at any time, and will increase the frequency of play during the session.
World Match has also stated it added the Wild symbol which works as a Joker, “as long as it replaces the missing sign to get even better chance of winning” a press release said.
888.com has announced the launch of a new online bingo site BigBrotherBingo.com, in partnership with UK Endemoland Channel 5.
Vice President of Bingo Marketing, 888.com, Maurice Karpes, said: “The opportunity to offer the Big Brother brand to our online bingo fans is a perfect match, we are building an offering that truly takes online entertainment to the next level.”
A company statement noted that the new interactive online bingo site, which coincides with the Big Brother show currently on Channel 5, “offers players Big Brother prizes including behind the scenes access, task props & VIP passes to eviction nights”.